In response to the threads that basically took Desert Island Discs and put them on the TFN boards, I have decided to start a third thread. Here is the question:
Suppose you were marooned on a desert island, and there was a 6-cinema multiplex on the island. What 6 films would you put in the theater?
>>BTW is popcorn required at>the movies these days?<<
that is a very unAmerican question! Without the popcorn sales, the theater chain goes bankrupt, the entire ecomomy is dragged down, and suddenly we're in the midst of a world-wide depression that exceeds even the 1930s! Do YOU want to be responsible for global financial ruin?
Apocalypse Now (best movie ever made)
Lord of the Rings trilogy (so sue me for cheating - the third one if I only get one - it's the second best movie ever made)
Blade Runner (best sci-fi)
Zorro (Banderas version - best action/adventure)
Matrix (first one - best special effects)
Star Wars (best story)
I found a site that listed the top 10 in the UK survey (in reverse order, I'm too lazy to re-order them):
10. His Girl Friday
9. The Lord Of The Rings
8. The Empire Strikes Back
7. Tokyo Story
6. Citizen Kane
5. The Godfather Part II
4. Fight Club
While I think that we can probably agree that most of these are fine, if not great films, the list seems a bit whack. I haven't even seen three of these films (His Girl Friday, Tokyo Story, and get ready geeks - Lord of the Rings - couldn't care less). Of the rest, only two deserve to be on the Greatest Movies of All Time list. Fight Club - fine film (being a Pulp Fiction fan, you gotta figure I'd like this film) but fourth best movie of all time??